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Price Of Top Newcastle Star Goes Up

8:15 am, Thursday, December 26th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

If Arsenal and Arsene Wenger still want Yohan Cabaye next month, then they will have to fork out around
£22M for the Newcastle midfield star, and since they bid only about half of that for the player in the summer, we’d be very surprised if Arsenal think that would be a good deal for them next month.

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Yohan Cabaye – in great form for Newcastle this season

That’s the recent report in the Mail, as there is growing speculation that Arsenal may come back in for the French International, who has been in excellent form for Newcastle this season.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley may have lots of faults for some disgruntled Newcastle fans, but one of them is not giving his top players away cheaply, and the strategy remains to ask top dollar for Newcastle’s top players who the club do not want to lose.

We didn’t want to lose Andy Carroll almost three years ago, but Liverpool were daft enough to pay out £35M in cool cash for him and Ashley took the money back in January, 2011.

And since then Andy hasn’t been half the player he was at Newcastle, and he still has to play for West Ham this season because of another chronic injury, after signing on for them for £17M from Liverpool in the summer.

Arsenal visit Newcastle on Sunday, and they are well stocked with central midfield players like Mikel Arteta, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini and we’d be surprised if they came back in for Yohan Cabaye next month.

Newcastle are only 6 points behind Arsenal in the league table at the moment after winning six of our last eight games and drawing another.

And two successive home wins against Stoke City today and then second placed Arsenal on Sunday, could see Newcastle flying even higher, and the very last thing Mike Ashley will want to do is lose one of our very best players in January.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours · Yohan Cabaye





6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 l3wy // Dec 26, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    With a bit of luck cabaye might not want to leave, the teams playing well and is challenging at the business end of the table not scrapping to avoid relegation.

  • 2 lesh // Dec 26, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Could it be that Wenger’s put this ‘news’ out to unsettle Cabaye? It can’t be coincidence that it’s raised its head again before we play Arsenal, can it?

  • 3 AmericanMagpie // Dec 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    I think hes worth more than 22m. But that’s just me.

  • 4 sir_norman // Dec 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    if PSG want him, we shud ask for 10million + a player, preferably Marco Verratti. But if arsenal want him, just dont sell him. no point in strengthening a rival.

  • 5 lochinvar // Dec 26, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Looking at the prices quoted today for various players around Europe it is obvious that valuations are sky high (£90m plus for Suarez ?) and only those clubs with mega bucks are able/stupid enough to play top dollar. NUFC have I hope stated that £22m is Cabaye’s minimum fee ( £25m would be better ) to ensure that we are in control of the position and not the likes of Arsenal who need a poke in the eye to prevent them playing mind games. This time round they have to dance to our tune and a good result against them would strengthen our position. If PSG start a bidding war fine, otherwise leave well alone please and let Cabaye and the team keep gaining momentum. The fixture list for the Toon and all the “other so called top teams” is quite intriguing over the next month and league positions could be quite different for many which should influence players thinking about transfers but probably won’t because of the money they can earn even in preference to Champions League experiences.

  • 6 jessy-james // Dec 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    The problem for the toons is P$G ! Laurent really like him and they know that Cabaye wanted to leave this summer so it’s might be difficult




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